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is changing how the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in new york city may or may not be the result it should compel all elected leaders to take action. governor bloomberg rates we need leadership from the white house. president obama has taken major steps to reduce our current consumption, including higher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. he notes that mitt romney, too, has a history of toppling climate change. he signed onto a regional cap and trade plan that would reduce carbon emissions. he could not be more right, but since then he has reversed course, abandoning the very program he once supported. this issue is too important. we need leadership of the national level to move the world and nation forward. that is michael bloomberg endorsing president obama over the issue of climate change and the hurricane sandy fallout. lots of news stories coming from the fallout. the hurricane death toll has been rising. the hurricane sandy death toll now above the 90 and rising as emergency workers canvas flood and fire-ravaged neighborhoods. police say at lea
the tunnels under the east river connecting manhattan and brooklyn and queens are still flooded. new york city took a tremendous hit from the storm. we have over 24 people dead out of an estimated 61 nationwide. two of the largest hospitals in our city were evacuate. i toured nyu medical yesterday. they were talking about during the dark of the night in the storm they really saw courageous work on behalf of the nurses and others of the the hospital. they were carrying newborns out. fema has been coordinating the major disaster relief the. there have been phone calls every day for the new york delegation about how they are responding. there is a great need for food and water in lower manhattan. when you go below 37 street, it is a total blackout. there are no traffic lights or phones. no way to communicate. when you are down there you can not send an e-mail or make a phone call. people are helping each other and directing traffic. the small businesses are afraid that some of them will go out of business because they operate on a fragile business line. their produce, they're derry, their stock i
a significant experience in the public and private sector and lives in new york city. host: how about a question or comment on the budget talks in the fiscal cliff? caller: i would like to talk about that. >> when you speak we need to broaden the tax base and you want to ask the poor people, because at this country that is in poverty or close to party, and you want them to not only pay a payroll tax and you want that to go away, but you don't want the rich to basically -- you want to keep their tax cuts but you want to add an income tax on top of their payroll tax for the port, how do you justify that? guest: first of all, what i said was a majority of americans pay more in payroll taxes and income taxes. the poverty rate in the united states is 15.9%. 46.4% of americans don't pay income taxes. obviously, if you are near poor, you could argue he should not have to pay income taxes. i don't know what the right amount is, somewhere between 15.9% and 46.4%, but i think it is a lot closer to 15.9%. i believe, and as i said before, that we need to increase the effective tax rate of individuals who ar
. thank you. goodbye. guest: new york city has been spending a lot of money in recent years like this too would predict that the sewage system and infrastructure. it is probably not even up. i think pomost people would acknowledge that. the city has done a lot to upgrade, but infrastructure and a lot of places is what made it a great city 100 years ago. the subway systems, water tunnels, these are 100-years-old in some places. they are reaching the point where they are expensive to repair a leak repaired offered -- repaired often. that will be a big focus. that is something the city and state will be looking at going forward. in "the newtory today york times" -- how does the federal government help with this, or does it? guest: i do not know if it does. and a lot of cases they're sending in trucks to help deal with this. some of the towns are overwhelmed. and a lot of cases they will end up pay for the overtime of the workers. this will obviously be a huge drain on cities like hoboken. i talked to the mayor of reverse city, new jersey. same problem. they say they pull up with the 30 foot
, this update from c-span radio. >> its 8:33 a.m. eastern. an update on new york city following sandy. some of the subways are rolling again. and a train pulled out of penn station three days after the tunnels were flooded. the chairman says 14 of the city's 23 subway lines will be operating today. none of the trains will be going into lower manhattan. it is still dealing with a massive black out. the subways usually carry 5.2 million passengers a day. experts and shoreline advocates a new jersey should consider protection of coastal areas as a massive -- major part of any plan to rebuild areas ruined by hurricane sandy. they say redevelopment plans should include relocating homes and businesses farther from the shoreline, building more seawalls, and keeping sand dunes high. in the aftermath, it's back to the campaign trail for president obama. he is scheduled to appear in wisconsin, nevada, colorado today. mitt romney is scheduled to be in battleground virginia to talk , which will talk about in a moment. we will cover running at 2:00 p.m. on c-span and the president at 9:00 in colorado. w
live. may be different in new york verses kansas city but at point social security should kick in but someone making 400,000 dollars a year clearly doesn't need it. that's my comments. >> thank you and our app is available for mobile device. you can get to c-span radio at c-span the headline from the working on the post. aarp flexing muscle in talks saying it doesn't want to raise the social security age and we ask if you think this should be part of a larger discussion as congress deals not only with the fiscal cliff but the looming debt and deficit and now approaching 16-point 7 trillion dollars. congress out this week for the thanksgiving holiday returning next monday and tuesday. chris from virginia. republican line. good morning. >> i thought that throwing my two cents on this. every discussion and every editorial that i read in the major papers talks about either cutting spending or raising taxes and i think one of the pieces and it's a big piece is this problem is not being discussed pretty much anywhere and that's selling assets. the federal government contro
in new york city? host: he was from new york. i believe and he's left. >> ok. i was going to see how he weathered sandy. this is not just what happens at altar. i don't think as many americans would be concerned. but what we've seen now is we've seen five, six states that have moved down this route mostly because of the courts or in some case state legislators but never by the people. what we've seen is that this alters a lot of what we understand as a society. it's not just about two people who love each other. or want to commit themselves to each other. it's about what's taught to our children the curriculum in our public schools, that children are taught that hetro sexuality and homosexuality are socially and morely equal. that there's no difference and that cournts what many parents believe and are teaching their children. so it pits the government between parent and child. and then we've seen actually religious organization that is have refused to allow their centers of worship to be used for same sex marriages and civil ceremonies lose their tax exemption. so this is not just abou
. this is from the new york city board of elections. it regards changes in pulling site because of super sandy. -- superstorm sandy. jamestown, north carolina. thanks for waiting. this is republican line joe. hello. caller: yes, good morning. i'm not going to keep you long. what i'm going to say is that when i talked with mitt romney, when i saw mitt romney out there, i've watched mitt romney for a long time and all of it's weapon. i'm very satisfied and i'm very confident that he's made it and he made it the right way and the wrong way. i'm not jealous and i'm glad that he's been blessed. also no -- when he talked about jeep and the united autoworkers and chrysler, he was correct. it was put down during a conference last week. i know that when you are an investor, you do have certain rights and you do have certain laws under the tax code and there's a lot of things that i could just sit here and talk about but i'm not. i'm going to let somebody else hold the ring. host: so why have you decided to vote or not vote? caller: well, i'm going to vote. and i'm voting for mitt romney. but here is th
wealthier americans. in new york city, as the previous caller asked about, it is represented by democrats through and through but they would be heavily-hit by upper- class income tax increases. host: from twitter -- is it true that current revenue only -- interest pays social tree, medicare and medicaid, and the rest is borrowed? guest: it is true that the discretionary part of the budget, everything else, nuclear facilities, the justice department, education, is a small part of the budget. the question is not so much about now, but in the future. in the future, medicare and medicaid spending, into a degree social security, will come to consume the entire budget because of the baby boomer retirement age -- wave and the increasing costs of health care. that is why lawmakers are working hard to get the fiscal house in order. host: we are talking about the so-called fiscal cliff talks happening in washington. if you want to follow along, we are starting a new page c-, as well as a twitter feed. we are learning today that there are no face-to-face negotiations. republican
canal treaties or rescuing new york city or a saving chrysler, that was all done on a bipartisan basis. that is the way the great senate operated. host: the gulf of tonkin resolution was also on a bipartisan basis. guest: it was within a period of weeks after the civil rights act of 1964 that they did the gulf of tonkin resolution. many of them always regretted doing it. the truth is, they decided to give political cover to president johnson during the 1964 campaign. the wanted to stand by the president. they never intended, none of them, intended it to be a blank check to enlarge the vietnam war. they regretted having died and he started using it that way. from 1964 on, the senate was the focal point of the opposition to the war. democrats opposing it during president johnson's term, republicans joining them as well, president nixon's term, the second moral imperative that these centers dealt with was ending the war. host: can there be a parallel drawn between the actions of the senate in that period and the support of the gulf of tonkin resolution and the support of the congress with
clout. and political sway of some of the eu's institutions. finally, all while parts of new york city are still recovering from hurricane sandy, tradition is being maintained as the macy's thanksgiving day parade stops off in manhattan. and for many large retailers from the traditional black friday is a starting later today. some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> you career officers, you disch -- changed this army. go and find your soldiers. do not find them in the villages and towns of america. and we did that. and over about five or six years recruited an absolutely splendid force of young men and women more willing to serve their country as volunteers, and they had the same tradition, the same culture, the same loyalty and dedication as any other generation of americans. and they proved themselves in the gulf war, the panama invasion. it proved themselves in the past 10 years and iraq and afghanistan. but the theme we have to keep in mind is something that president lincoln said. to care for those who are born to battle. to care. that means never forget that they are carr
work hard. i know a lot of people who are trying to find work right now. i taught in the new york city public-school. i taught high school kids. when my kids came in and were hungry in the morning, they were not -- they were suffering. it is great when parents can afford for their case to have breakfast at home. if they do not, we need to do something about that. in terms of pensions and benefits, let me say that teachers in wisconsin get an average of $24,000 in pensions when they retire. that is in exchange for working in a job where you cannot actually save money for your pension. that is what we need for all of america. that is why social security is so important. we need to make sure we have retirement security. employees all across the country in the public-sector pay into their benefits and pay into their pensions. let's check those numbers again because they do not sound right. we should be paying into our pensions and benefits. we need a fair shake. $24,000 a year for working 30 years is not what i consider unfair. host: randi weingarten, president of the american federation o
cities like new york with a big apartment houses and complexes, it would be hard to get, especially for older residents, to go down to the street and pick up the mail. pharmaceutical drugs being delivered to their first floor offices. so, they are looking at various things, various ways they can cut around the edges. of course, the biggest change of all the of looking at would be the closure of some post offices. they are trying to come up with some -- there are some 3000 facilities all across the country, maybe cut back by 10%. how they choose which ones to pick is they would have something like what they use for closing military bases, base realignment closure commission, a brac-like commission to pick which facilities to be closed. that is a controversial item, being proposed by the house. host: cindy on twitter send this -- the price of forever stamps are rising in january again. guest:, i believe it is going up to 46 cents from 45. yes, it is going up. one of the things they're talking about is should the postal authorities, the postal regulatory commission, should they be allo
have poor people in louisiana and in my city and region of greater new york who are completely devastated because of a storm that was magnified considerably by climate change, which made the ocean levels higher, which made the ocean levels warmer and increase the strength of that hurricane. host: what is the impact on states that depend on energy let cool states and the like? -- coal states and the like? test andwill experience higher prices on their energy -- guest: will states will experience higher prices on their energy. there is the destruction of ecosystems, especially in appalachia and wyoming and montana. we have to bring back -- bring that to an end. this is part of imposing the carbon tax. host: our guest joins us from new york. our next call is from new york. caller: the purchase of fossil fuel amounts to a massive redistribution of wealth to other nations, many of whom have adverse interest to the united states. i cannot -- i understand the environmental issues that come from that. if you look at venezuela and the middle east and what the score on in africa with fos
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